BANKRUPTCY ACT 1966

PART VI - ADMINISTRATION OF PROPERTY  

Division 4 - Realization of property  

SECTION 136   RIGHT TO PAY OFF MORTGAGES  

136(1)   [Trustee may require mortgagee to discharge]  

Where any property of the bankrupt is subject to a mortgage, the trustee may, upon giving 6 months ' notice in writing to the mortgagee of his or her intention to do so or upon paying 6 months ' interest in lieu of notice, require the mortgagee to discharge the mortgage notwithstanding that the due time for payment of the moneys owing under the mortgage has not arrived and, upon tender of the moneys secured by the mortgage and, if appropriate, interest in lieu of notice, the mortgagee is bound to execute such documents as are necessary in consequence of the payment.

136(2)   [Right in addition]  

The rights conferred on the trustee by subsection (1) are in addition to any rights to pay off the whole or part of the moneys secured by the mortgage before the due time conferred on the mortgagor by the mortgage instrument or by a law of a State or Territory of the Commonwealth.




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